How education upholds girls’ right to education in climate emergencies

The EiE Hub has submitted input to the OHCHR’s report on how climate change can have an impact on the realization of the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl, consolidating information gathered from across the EiE Hub membership. The inputs demonstrate the role EiE plays in supporting gender-based human rights under the most challenging circumstances.

The submission lists some of the most important barriers for girls to their equal enjoyment of the right to education in emergencies. These include:

It then offers examples of concrete measures being taken to respond to these barriers, and looks at how such measures contribute to addressing climate change. The climate change agenda can benefit enormously from the empowerment of all girls, which can be enabled by addressing some of the most important existing gaps and challenges in education.